|Me on main street at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, Orlando, Florida, "The Happiest Place on Earth"|
Hey folks, it's been a while since I've taken you on a trip down Memory Lane. Well, here goes again. While looking through my thousands of photos for a particular photo that I wanted to post to my blog today I came across my photos for my trip in 2001 to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
|The entrance to the Doubletree Hotel guest suites were we stayed - we each had our own rooms! I only share rooms with men - nothing personal Aunt Mabel|
The recent tragic events at Orlando, Florida brought back memories of the first and only time I visited Orlando, Florida.
|The really grand hotel where we stayed - like royalty!|
Way back in the year 2000 I was awarded Best Guest Service Representative for my work at the Hampton Inn in Exton, Pennsylvania. I didn't think I did anything extra ordinary but my boss felt that me coming in during Hurricane Floyd was worthy of note. Oh how well I remember going to work during that hurricane, dodging downed live power lines that were dancing on the wind and rain soaked streets, encountering one flooded detour after another and almost narrowly missing getting my car flooded and floating down the street, only to arrive at the hotel that had no power. She put me in for the very prestigious award unbeknownst to me.
|The beautiful landscaping around the Doubletree Hotel where we stayed - egrets roamed around common as Philadelphia pigeons|
A month later I was informed by phone from the vice president of the Hilton Hotel Corp that I was selected as one of their best guest service representatives. My reward was an all expense paid four day trip to Disney World ("I'm going to Disney World!") in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the all expense trip I received $500 and a plaque with my name on it as "Best Guest Service Representative" for the year 2000 (so long ago now isn't it?)
|The walkway around the Doubletree where we stayed - I LOVED IT!|
|My dear Aunt Mabel - always happy!|
Another thing I remember was the two brothers who befriended me. They were from Jordan. The heavier brother managed Fess Parker's ("Davy Crockett! Davey Crockett" for those of you old enough to remember) in Santa Barbara, California.
|Aunt Mable at the luau|
|Me receiving my award at the Epcot Center from the vice president of the Hilton Hotels|
|Me and my Aunt Mable at the Epcot Center during the awards ceremony - I have to admit that the Hilton Hotel Corp treated us like royalty. I LOVED IT!|
|Me and "Fareed" on the Merry-go-round in Disney World - 2000|
|"Fareed" and his brother on the Pirate's river boat ride - we didn't see any crocodiles - wait! Yes, we did see one!|
|Me on the "Pirates" cruise - I still have that T-shirt and pants - hat is long gone - looking at these pictures I do get around don't I for someone who hasn't traveled much during his lifetime|
|Me, Mickey Mouse and Aunt Mable - we made it!|
|A typical day on Main Street in Disney World. hardly any elbow room|
|The Hampton Inn Team, Exton, PA 2001 (I'm standing to the right of Beth Mancini)|
|Beth Mancini at her desk - one of the best bosses I ever had!|
|Linda West (sales director), one of the owners of the Hampton Inn and Beth Mancini 2001 - great people!|
|I always manage to find a "passive friend" whenever I'm on one of my adventures|